Get a UK Chromecast for £10

Even though the Chromecast isn’t a great standalone media streamer, it certainly does a decent job for a standin. This is even more true when traveling, as long as you also pack a travel router. I wouldn’t spend £30 on one of these, but for £30-£20 (Play credit) = £10 the price is just about right for what it does. […]

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LG Google TV Reviewed

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  Google entered the new year with big plans for Google TV. The platform was moving from Intel Atom chips to ARM SoCs, Sony was returning as a hardware partner and throughout the year the list of manufactures kept growing as companies like Vizio, LG, and Hisense announced Google TV products. Although standalone boxes dominate the scene for media streamers, Google […]

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Google Fiber Bulks Up TV Channel Lineup

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Even before Google Fiber launched, the word started to leak that Google would be looking to offer both blazing fast Internet speeds and some sort of TV service. Sure enough, when Google Fiber finally started its launch process this summer, Google announced that they would be offering an IPTV subscription service on top of the Internet service offerings, and while an […]

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YouTube Rentals Looking to Expand to Philips Smart TVs

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YouTube added movie rentals to its list of features way back in 2010, and Google has been quietly adding more studios to their library over the last year by signing deals with companies such as Disney, DreamWorks Animation, and Paramount. To date, those rentals have been restricted to the PC and the Google TV app, but it sounds like Google […]

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Samsung Adds Chrome, YouTube, and Google Play to SmartHub

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Samsung’s relationship with Google has been on a slow burn for quite some time and Samsung’s first Google TV device is still hovering on the distant horizon, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from continuing to flirt with Google. Samsung has added Chrome, YouTube, and Google Play apps to the Samsung SmartHub app store. Collectively, these three apps bring just about […]

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Nexus Q Reviewed

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Google made a number of announcements at Google I/O this year, but the most surprising was probably the announcement of the Nexus Q. The Nexus Q was the strange, little orb-shaped media streamer. The size and shape were unusual, but the surprising part was that the Nexus Q is not a Google TV device, but is instead positioned as a completely […]

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Peel Bringing AllPlay TV to Google TV

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I have already lamented the lack of news from Google regarding Google TV during the Google I/O developer’s conference last week. Obviously I was looking in the wrong direction because at least one company saw fit to talk up Google TV during the conference: Peel. When we reviewed the Peel Universal Smart Remote for iPhone and Android, we found a universal […]

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